Eldridge Farm Acquisition

Category Overview

Farmland Preservation protects valuable farmland and habitat for recreationally important animals, like salmon, birds, deer, and elk. These projects allow families to continue farming the land they have worked on for generations, and provide Washingtonians with healthy local food and a diverse economy. WWRP is the only source of farmland preservation funding in the state budget.

Project Highlights

Whatcom County will use this grant to acquire development rights on the Eldridge farm, an active dairy. Totaling 30.55 acres, this acquisition project will help Whatcom County curb the loss of agricultural lands. The primary benefit of the proposed project is to ensure the permanent preservation and maintenance of rural land for agriculture and open space.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Whatcom County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: 160310 Applicant Match: 160310 Project Type: Acquisition County: Whatcom Legislative District: 42 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # Jun-76

Location Details

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What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.